Last Call Gets Later (For Some)

It's back to business as usual for spots in Moffat, Rio Blanco, Mesa, Gilpin, and Gunnison counties.

Adrian Hillman ©

For some lucky bars (primarily those on the Eastern Plains as well as those located in Moffat, Rio Blanco, Mesa, Gilpin, and Gunnison counties), last call just got pushed back.

Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order that went into effect on Monday, September 21, extending bars and restaurants’ last call, dependent on the status of its county. Check out Colorado’s County COVID-19 Status page to determine what level your county is at. Based on the Colorado’s determination, last call is as follows:

  • Protect Our Neighbors: County determines last call time no later than 2 a.m.
  • Safer at Home Level 1: Midnight
  • Safer at Home Level 2: 11 p.m.
  • Safer at Home Level 3: 10 p.m.

That leaves the majority of Colorado counties (34 of 64) stuck with an 11 p.m. last call, with just 25 counties giving their bars and restaurants the ability to serve booze between 11 p.m. and midnight. Only the five counties named above can serve drinks after midnight. Which is progress, we suppose, but only based on the 2020 interpretation of the word (when keeping your head above water 50 percent of the time counts as a massive win).

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